California: Supplier Diversity Spurs Equity-Driven Development
4 Oct 2021
The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) recently announced Source Diverse Source Local, a public-private partnership to strengthen an inclusive procurement and resilient California-based supply chain.
The partnership was developed by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of GO-Biz, in collaboration with the Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery (Task Force).
“As we continue in our economic recovery, partnerships like this will leverage California’s enormous buying power to drive local economic growth, support our diverse businesses and improve the resilience of our communities,” said Dee Dee Myers, Senior Advisor to Governor Newsom and Director of GO-Biz. “The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the need for California to have a stronger base of manufacturers and suppliers. By working with corporate buyers, we can help meet the needs of California’s supply chain now and in the future.”